OKR experts honored twice with the “Best of Consulting 2023” award from WirtschaftsWoche – Best of Consulting Award

DigitalWinners received two awards at the Best of Consulting Award 2023 of WirtschaftsWoche. The company behind the OKR experts, has repeatedly impressed with its consulting expertise in 2023 with the Best of Consulting 2023.

Best of Consulting Award 2023

Award ceremony for the winning companies in WirtschaftsWoche Best of Consulting 2023

At the award ceremony on Thursday, 30 November 2023, at Kö59 in Düsseldorf, our founder and Managing Director Erno Marius Obogeanu-Hempel and our Senior Consultant Gerald Draht were presented with the two awards: 2nd place in the “Organization” category and an award in the “Strategy” category.

The methodology: Customer benefit as the main criterion for awarding companies with Best of Consulting WirtschaftsWoche

BEST OF CONSULTING MITTELSTAND reviews the project success of consulting firms. A six-member jury and an advisory board evaluate the customer benefits of the projects based on the following criteria:

  • Content: Creativity, analytical contribution, methodical contribution, market and industry knowledge.
  • Communication: reputation, networking, moderation, teamwork, project management.
  • Reality effect: effect on operating result, feasibility, own contribution to implementation, scope.
  • Customer satisfaction

The comprehensive consultant check identifies Germany’s best management consultancy projects and thus creates clarity in a non-transparent market.

The award is therefore a valuable guide and helps customers in their search for the best possible consultant for their next project.

Best of Consulting

Award for the consulting project “Badenova” with 2nd place in the category Organization – Best of Consulting Award

The consulting project at Freiburg-based energy supplier Badenova was awarded 2nd place in the Organization category.

Hans-Martin Hellebrand, Member of the Board of Badenova, confirms the excellent performance:

“The OKR experts at digitalwinners have taken us to the next level in terms of OKR. Her in-depth, tried-and-tested understanding of the OKR method and business processes has helped us to tackle the challenges of the energy and heating transition as quickly and as well as possible as an energy supplier. Their customized advice and training have helped us to set new standards in our business field.”


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Feedback from our customer: Hans-Martin Hellebrand, Member of the Board of Badenova

Award for the consulting project “SMP Germany” in the category Strategy – Best of Consulting Award

The consulting project at Bötzingen-based automotive supplier SMP Germany was awarded a prize in the Strategy category.

Marco Vetter, Plant Manager at SMP Germany Bötzingen, recognizes the award-winning performance:

“By working with the OKR experts from digitalwinners and introducing OKR, we have mastered the dynamic challenges in the automotive industry much more efficiently.”

He adds: “OKR is an indispensable tool for me as plant manager for the effective management of our plant.”

High consulting quality of Top Expert projects recognized by Best of Consulting WiWO

DigitalWinners is one of the best consulting firms in Germany thanks to the outstanding quality of its advice. Since the company was founded in 2016, the experts have made a name for themselves in particular thanks to their expertise in the areas of strategy development, strategy implementation with OKR, business transformation and innovation.

Thanks to our many customers!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our many customers for their fantastic cooperation, who have placed their trust in us and value the quality of our advice. We are delighted that we were able to contribute to the companies’ success.

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Who is on the Best of Consulting Mittelstand jury?

DR. RALF DRAUZ is Managing Director at Clarion Europe. DR. OLIVER SCHEEL is CEO of the third-largest German online pharmacy apo.com Group with apodiscounter.de and apo.com as its main brands. DR. PRISCILLA SCHELP is founder & CEO of the start-up networkx GmbH, a lead generation platform for the world’s most exclusive clubs. PETER SCHMICH is CTO of the metal processing specialist Winkelmann Group and responsible for the Building+Industry division, a leading global supplier of components and systems for water-bearing heating, cooling and air-conditioning technology. TINA SILVESTER is a partner and advisory board member in a medium-sized real estate company. DIANA VERSPOHL is responsible for Procurement Strategy at Evonik Industries AG – one of the world’s leading specialty chemicals companies. DR. JOHANNES WINTER is Head of Technology at the think tank acatech – National Academy of Science and Engineering and heads the “Learning Systems – The Platform for Artificial Intelligence” office.

How much does it cost to take part in the “Best of Consulting”?
Participation in the Best of Consulting is free of charge.

Who is eligible to participate?

Eligible to participate in the Best of Consulting Mittelstand segment are consulting firms with an average consulting turnover of at least €500,000 but no more than €10,000,000 over the last three years. Consultancies based abroad that advise companies in the DACH region can also take part.

Why do participating consultancies have to specify a minimum turnover?

The minimum turnover requirement is intended to ensure that the consulting services advertised with the project submission can also be obtained by potential clients in the future.

Categories of the Best of Consulting Mittelstand for the project evaluation this year and the determination of the winners for the award

The categories are: Strategy, Finance, Manufacturing & Operations, Purchase & Supply Chain Management, Marketing, Organization (including Change Management), Technologies.

From the world of sustainability – special prize as part of the competition

At this year’s Best of Consulting, special prizes were awarded for Sustainability, Female Consultants and Digital Transformation, among others.

The competition serves to identify the consulting firms that are the best in their field in order to select the best consultants for the next project

The competition and the associated WirtschaftsWoche consultant check are intended to help customers in their search for the best possible consultant (e.g. best management consultants, management consultancies or management consulting) for their next project – and honors the best in their field with an award or seal. The evaluation of projects with customer benefit as the main criterion is at the heart of the methodology.

From blue chips to SMEs

The competition is divided into 3 three segments: “Best of Consulting Blue Chip” for global consultancies with at least. 500 million euros turnover worldwide. “Best of Consulting” for established consultancies with at least 10 million euros turnover. “Best of Consulting Mittelstand” for medium-sized consultancies with a turnover of 0.5 to 10 million euros.

Best of Consulting page – winners of the year 2017 and the following years until today

Read more about the competition at https://award.wiwo.de/boc